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and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. the people at samsung say they added iphone 5, apple's iphone 5 to a patent infringement lawsuit. samsung alleges the latest smartphone violates eight of its patents. the claim targets technologies for displays data and storing photos. lawyers for samsung say they will exclude patents on the high speed wireless communications protocol known as lte. samsung has an edge in this technology. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a ps
cross over to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. we had the improved u.s. jobs data on friday. with the imf meetings this week a lot of focus on global growth. how are stocks kicking off? >> playing a bit of catchup today. tokyo markets were closed on monday for a public holiday. we did have the u.s. jobs data for september coming out on friday dipping below that key 8% level for the first time in four years. that will be resonating in the financial markets. we'll see how that affects the markets here. we're going to be focusing on the imf and world bank meetings as they convene in tokyo. we'll have full coverage of that as you mention. let's have a look at the opening levels for this tuesday and both indexes trading in the negative there. 8,811 for the nikkei and 733 for the topix. concerns over slow growth in china as well as cent tensions between japan and china has meant a renewed focused. car makers have suffered sales of more than 60% year on year for september in china. a big focus there and we'll keep track of that. in cotokyo there's a big focus japanese yen. it's sti
. both firms are providers for apple's iphone and they both use a high speed wireless communication protocol called long term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in soft bank's decision in acquiring sprint nextel. they are hoping to vastly expand their network and customer base in the united states where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful the deal would lead to the creation of a te telecommunications with more than 19 million subscribers. >>> u.s. markets ended lower dragged down by lackluster earning reports. the dow jones extended its losing streak to four days. this is the lowest closing since september 11. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us? >> good morning. following the slight losses that we saw in new york we got to keep track of the tex sector following advance micro devices that cut its forecast. it fell nearly 9%. intel also fell. we're going to keep track of latest stocks here. let's have a look at the opening levels for the nikkei and the topix. 8,590 up for the nikkei. the negative playing thr
building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to help the wounded after an attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with ai
be used to prevent crises. there are a lot of discussions to come, for example, greece and what the troicha what they will say. spain could be next. with all of these discussions to come, it's very important that they send a signal saying that they're taking actions that are credible and they stand together. >> there has been a general sense of relief that it is now in place, but what about the reaction from the stock markets? we have more on that. >> how could the euro fund create confidence? it became clear shortly after. shortly after they signed the agreement in luxembourg, the rating agency fitch gave it's first credit rating -- aaa, the best you can get. the esm really is an important component but the question remains how and when the economy will start to get in gear again especially in countries like spain, italy, and france. it is why the introduction really did not inspire on the stock trading floors this monday. >> we will have more on the implications later in the show with reports on portugal and greece. for now, a closer look at the market numbers. the dax 1.5% do
is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us at the o n open? >> reporter: consumer price index for december was down 0.1%. is marks the fifth straight months of declines for cpi. let's go to the opening level heers f here for this friday morning. getting a bit of ground back the nikkei rebounded strongly yesterday surging to a one-month high. question may get some carryover momentum from the u.s. later in the session. for now just dipping in the negative. we did have some data from long lasting goods in the u.s. which did surge by almost 10% in september. right after the bell on thursday we had earnings from apple and although it posted a record profit with net profit up 24% from the same quarter last year, the results did fall short of some expectations. we did see apple shares trading lower. we're going to keep track of apple related shares. a lot of component makers in japan which go into a lot of products such as the iphone as well as the ipad range. >> also a lot of focus on the yen especially ahead of the boy meeting. where do we stand? >> reporter: let's have a look at t
. no financial decision is expected to be made at this summit. >> checking in on the markets. u.s. stock prices closed yesterday as mixed corporate earnings. for more details let's going to ching lee. can you tell us more about the volatilities in the market. >> reporter: u.s. markets took a hit. the results which were released prematurely by mistake showed a sharp drop in profits. let's take a look at how it's moving markets in tokyo this friday morning. both the nikkei and the topix down. t the nikkei managed to close at a three-week high yesterday. today we're expecting china's flash business sentiment. also we'll be tracking the reaction of high-tech stocks and the reaction to the poor earnings results. ramin. >> there's a lot of speculation right now in the markets about what it's going to result from the ongoing eu summit. any progress on that? >> reporter: we can expect some heated debates between germany and france and over how a single supervisory body should go on. there's the issue of whether the euro zone should be put under central control. some heated debate there. one headline th
. they say walker admitted to the accusation and browning denied he was involved. they are based at the u.s. naval air station ft. worth in texas. they say they were sent to the air base to transport supplies. investigators say the men were drinking before the attack. >> >> translator: this tramples on women's human rates and we will not tolerate this crime. >> since 1973 they are dealt with cases in which u.s. servicemen were arrested on charges of assaulting women. the rape in 1995 of a 12-year-old girl sparked mass protests. the government says they will launch protests with the u.s. and the japanese governments. >>> governor plans to visit the foreign and defense ministries and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. he says this is a serious and unforgivable matter and will urge u.s. officials to lead a thorough strengthening of discipline. they say japanese leaders will make their own interventions with u.s. officials. >> translator: this never should have happened. strengthening discipline and trying to prevent a recurrence are not enough. we need to think about more fundamental measures. >> gemb
with the european union. rahim mellegard joins us from the business desk. good morning. so more belt-tightening spending cuts. one starts to wonder when the greeks will get their house in order. >> exactly, catherine. and market investors have been looking at greece for a very long time now. really, they want to see if this plan is actually going to play out properly through the markets. greece is set to agree -- with its international creditors on tougher austerity measures as well as reforms. the deal is going to unlock fresh aid for the debt-ridden nation. representatives from the international monetary fund, european commission, as well as the european central bank released a statement on wednesday after meeting greek officials. the statement said all sides are poised to agree on an austerity package that's worth 13 billion euros or $17 billion to meet the terms of greece's bailout. now the creditors say working level talks with greece will be wrapped up within a few days. that's after both sides finalize labor market reforms, as well as other outstanding issues. a decision on an
of budapest. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> it could be a key to cheaper energy, or an environmental plague. how you view fracking depends on how you weigh the pros and cons. scott drills into a controversy that could affect us all. >> this is not about the kind of gas used by most cars. it's about natural gas, also called "methane." it's a fuel used for everything from cooking food, to heating homes, to even generating electricity. natural gas comes from deep underground. it's trapped amid layers of shale rock. to release the gas, you have to break apart the rock. that process is called "fracking," and that's what the controversy is all about. >> ♪ water goes into the pipe ♪ the pipe into the ground ♪ the pressure creates fissures 7,000 feet down ♪ ♪ the cracks release the gas that powers your town ♪ >> that's from a video produced by propublica. they're a group looking into whether fracking is safe. according to those in favor of fracking, it's not a threat. >> f
a series of car bombs target government forces in aleppo. >> the u.s. revs up what europe stalls. -- while europe's tallest. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- it is the day the people of germany celebrate the unity. 22 years ago, east and west reunited with the blessing of their european neighbors. now there has been a pill to draw the right lessons in the crisis europe faces. >> the president of the parliament says his country must strive for greater unity in europe and he warned against perverting -- reverting to old national rivalries as the weaker members of the eurozone struggle. >> the speech in munich is the center of the celebration. >> the ceremony began with music from richard strauss's opera. more than 1500 people attended the ceremony, including germany's top political leaders. the bavarian state premier compared the process of german unification to that of creating a united europe. then he gave the keynote address. >> we are german europeans. we must devote to the nfl -- unification of europe the same effort we made in german unification. he add
. >> the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement o >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i iedte issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> theieutenangeneral salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will applto all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. e cionolwsherrtsearlier this we navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being ld at the japanese prosecutor's office in the capital. iantoernay apologize for the grief and trauma the victim has endured and the anger it has caused among the people in okinawa. >> american servicemen have been involved in more than 120 sexual assault cases in okinawaince 1972 when the u.s. government returned the island chain back to japanese control. it was an incident in 1995 that most shocked and enraged people in okinawa. three u.s. marines raped a 12-year-old girl. the case prompt mass demonstrations. and it brought the u.s./japan security treaty close to the breaking point. the governor of okinawa
criticize us saying we're not doing anything so we decided to put out garbage bins. >> reporter: his group also patrol the street to see that garbage is being collected properly. a phone call to the garbage disposal company was all it took for trash to disappear. when he begins to defend morsi people quickly voice their frustration. morsi's 100 day in office people said he was performing far below their expectations in all categories except garbage disposal. hope seems to be on the rise. >> translator: when he was in power young people got jobs or got married. now people have begun thinking about how they can make egypt a better country. >> reporter: the morsi meter is making people believe that keeping a close eye on the government will make it more accountable and that could help the country in the right direction. >>> central bank officials in japan are putting their heads together to consider ways to prop up the economy. what's the story? >> looks like people at the bank of japan are feeling more pressure. this is partly due to government officials trying to come up with measures to pr
commissioner and members of the staff to the site. the official used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video linked with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since a syrian mortar attack on a border town. the turkish government's action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on wednesday on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security council has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement denouncing the mortar attack. >> the members of the security council condemn in the strongest terms the shellin
's refugees worsens, and the eu calls on countries to work harder to resolve the crisis. >> the u.s. election campaign is gathering momentum in its final two weeks. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have had their final tv debate. >> they sparred over foreign policy where the president is perceived to have a clear evanish, but with the economy on the minds of most -- most voters, the candidates repeatedly reverted to domestic policy to win support. >> with two weeks until the election, the last debate between u.s. president barack obama and challenger mitt romney is dominating the news cycle. the topic was foreign policy, and viewer polls showed romney struggled to distance himself from the president. >> romney has pretty much to reach his breaking point. he has no argument anymore, and he never answers questions straight up. >> i thought last night, it showed that both romney and obama are pretty much in sync with foreign policy. >> with a race that is still too close to call, both candidates refused to give ground. president obama highlighted his track re
monetary stus a stance the u.s. economy has continued to exndt a mere ce thfe announced its decision on wednesday after a o-yli mtif open market committee. it says household sndg s adnc a b me qck whe e hsi sector has shown some further signs of imoven toonnu stimulating the economy the fed says it ll ke i kntesrate at near zero at least through the middle of 20.e s. ctr bks supporting economic growth easi it introduced last month. that easing in the fm o ntuiura mortgage-backed securities is supping a huge amou of funds to the market. >>> and isimohen e markets. u.s. stock prices ended in the negative flowing a fedolicy meeting. and more lacklusterarng reports. the dow jones industrial average ended down .2% at 13,077. and t s h sck he paar openingh we go to ramin mlerdthe tokyo stock exchange. especially a japan kicked off with its enings season from this week as well. whatanouel? >>extl th'soing to be a big focus here. indeed, as if u.s. earnings weren't enough of a drag o ovalseimt, we're going to get a slew of corporate earnings from japan as well. and really that's kept invest
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on the line for us from istanbul. put this incident into perspective for us. what does it mean for to keep's role in the syrian conflict now -- turkey's role in the syrian conflict? >> turkey is getting ever deeper into the syrian conflict. we have the first incident on turkish soil where turkey took action against another state. there was a similar case last year when they stopped an iranian plane on its way to syria. this time, russia is involved. the turkish officials with whom i've been speaking are very eager to play this down, to say that maybe the russians did not know what was on the plane. they will work it out with the russians, so they are very easy not to cause another crisis. >> we understand there is a meeting scheduled for december 3 between the leaders. what do you think this incident will do to relations between russia and turkey? >> i think there will be a crisis, at least in the short term, but i think both sides are interested in good relations. turkey needs russia because it depends on russian gas for its energy supply. russia -- for russia, turkey is very important, s
stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post rao ople up wn the t a pelting coast. twpele are ship sank off of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses have lost electricity. barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the water from going into the subway. >> irene
estimates obama is likely to win 217 of them, romney 191. >>> u.s. voters seem buried under massive amounts of information and claims made by the presidential candidates. many vers can't ll whether the information is accurate or even true. nhk world's susumu kojima reports. >> in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut them? >> not true. >> reporter: in the presidential debates and tv ads, both candidates have bolstered their arguments with a lot of facts. often one candidate refutes the other's information. many voters don't know who or what to believe. >> it's hard to tell a lot of times whether what they're saying is actually true. >> i think it's important in any democracy to have some way to objectively check the claims that politicians sometimes make. >> reporter: now the public is getting help from fact checkers. these experts and journalists check the accuracy of the candidates' facts and make the findings public. >> over the last 30 months, we have seen 5 million jobs in th
in the field. they use multipurpose stem cell and then use mice. researchers take the cells of female mice to generate induce potent stem cells or ips cells. they apply protein to develop germ cells. the researchers transplanted the cells into ovaries. they generated in producing reproductive cells or ova. they place the fertilized egg in female mice. then the miece did what the tea hoped for. they gave birth to normal offspring. >> research on chromosones will help achievement. >> this group generated last year in generating male sperm. he says they need to consider the ethics of creating life. >>> japan's maritime self-defense force has spotted a chinese naval fleet traveling in international waters. it's the first chinese fleet seen in the area since japan nationalized three of the islands last month. the japan's defense ministry announced that seven vessels navigated on thursday evening. they were heading toward the pacific when spotted. the chinese fleet is made up of two destroyers, a supply ship and two submarine rescue ships. the region is more than 200 kilometers east of the islan
were reported, but turkish soldiers returned fire across the border. as the, the u.s. security council condemned syria for firing mortars at turkey earlier this week, an attack in which five people died. for the very latest, let's go straight to ankara where thomas is standing by for us. tell us more on this latest incident. what more do you know? >> we know that federal villages from the area have told the turkish media that they heard explosions in the vicinity just over the border. nobody knows if it is quite true yet if those explosions came from turkish rounds fighting with syria or indeed fighting raging inside syria between rebels and government forces. it is a little bit unclear at the moment. what seems to be clear, though, is that turkey is making it very clear to syria that it is not accepting any more of this cross-border shelling.% the response was immediate by turkish artillery into syria itself. >> let's look into the warning there -- he has been saying since the middle of the week that turkey is not looking for work, but today, he is now saying it is close to war. what
to try to get better relations with russia because it is a very important market for us. it is important for us to have good ties to russia to get up our economy again. we also tend to go for the way which saakashvili did. we want to go further towards european union and nato. >> thank you very much for that. staying in moscow, a russian court has postponed the punk band pussy riot's appeal after one of them fired her lawyer. they have been given nine days to find a new lawyer. the anti-kremlin trio have been sentenced to two years in jail on a number of charges including disturbing the peace. they staged a protest against vladimir putin earlier this year. >> the women from pussy riot came to the appeal hearing without any great expectations that they would be released, but what came next was surely a shock. one of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pr
possible for us. >> reporter: officials of the north are proposing a joint project to study the remains. the north hopes for economic cooperation from japan as compensation for its colonial rule. they expect more japanese to visit the burial sites. japan puts more emphasis on the abduction of the japanese. >>> western leaders are seeing against their sanctions against iran are working. u.s. and european officials organize an oil embargo to encourage the them to abandon their ambitions. >> reporter: it dropped below 35,000 against the dollar for the first time since islamic revolution of 1979. the currency has fallen nearly 20% against the dollar in one week. it's 70% down year on year. exchange markets in tehran has been busy selling dollars or euros. people are complaining of high unemployment and expressing worries about the future. >> translator: this is a disaster. as the dollar goes up it brings inflation and makes our daily essentials more expresencive. >> translator: i lost my job with the food company and i'm jobless now. >> reporter: iranian president has faced questions in par
netanyahu, responding to that issue, but using most of his time to speak out about iran's nuclear intentions. >> the relevant question is not when iran will get the bomb -- the relevant question is, at what stage can we no longer stop iran from getting the bomb? the red line must be drawn on iran's nuclear-enrichment program. >> the taliban claiming responsibility for a blast in eastern afghanistan. a suicide bomber ramming his motorcycle, packed with explosives, into a patrol of afghan and international forces. the attack coming a day after a firefight broke out at an eastern afghanistan checkpoint, killing five people, including a u.s. soldier, marking the 2,000th u.s. troop death in the 11-year-old conflict. the u.s. supreme court back in session, starting a new term with a number of controversial cases awaiting the justices. one of the term's most anticipated cases -- a fight over the affirmative action program at the university of texas. for "teen kids news," i'm julie banderas, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> could you describe the flag that flies over your state capitol? maybe
--www.ncicap.org-- >> thank you for being with us. we start with a spectacular fall from grace for the cycling legend, lance armstrong. he has been stripped of all of his seventh tour de france titles and banned for life by the international cycling union. >> the cycling world governing body said it was ratifying sanctions taken earlier this month by the u.s. anti-dumping agency -- anti-doping agency, usada. >> it had claimed that armstrong was at the heart of the "most sophisticated and successful" of doping programs the sport had seen. >> uci has ousted him from the sport. >> uci will ban armstrong from cycling and strip him of his seventh tour de france titles. lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> the uci upheld sanctions imposed by usada, accuses armstrong of being at the heart of a systematic doping culture. usada alleges the rider's victories from 1999-2005, after his recovery from cancer, or helped by illegal substances -- were helped by illegal substances. his teammates say he was bullying them into keeping quiet. there has been criticism of the uci for accepting
to reframe the debate, but he cannot get their. politico began a piece on friday telling us with the problem is not -- it is not clint eastwood and the empty chair, or media bias, or distorted polls. politico says idt is mitt. >> wow. quite a guy, isn't it? paul ryan. >> royan! >> what a second, romney-ryan, romney-ryan, romney-ryan. >> oh, sweet jesus. >> joe scarborough and mika brzezinski on "morning show." slowly and reluctantly, those who have worked for mitt romney are concluding that he is just not a good political candidate. is that fair, mark? >> it is fair. you want to go back to the numbers. wherever mitt romney goes, his unfavorable number goes up. in florida in, he was at 35% unfavorable personally. now he is at 48% unfavorable. ohio, 34%, now 49%. it is a problem. that has just been the reverse with obama. what do you do? you could read the rose garden strategy. mitt it does not have a rose garden. >> charles, you write that " romney's and willingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing ." >> it was a great opening, politically. american embassies of
the u.s. state department said it considered -- for more. >> the u.s. state department said it considered turkey's response to be proportionate. thursday morning, turkey launched a second round of shelling. some reports say several syrian soldiers were killed. >> the retaliation came after five turkish civilians were killed after syrian mortar fire. turkey says that syria has now apologized for that incident and has promised it would not happen again. >> it is a small turkish town bordering war-torn syria. it has come under the line of fire. syrian borders struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians -- syrian mortars struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians. cross-border buyer has struck 37 times since the start of the syrian uprising -- cross-border fire has struck turkey several times since the start of the syrian uprising. the government says this bill is not a declaration of war against syria. >> turkey is not a country that wants war. it is a country that wants peace, but we're also a part of a country that is visible -- capable of doing w
and then using his influence as prime minister to cover up the alleged offense -- the so-called rubygate trial. >> he is almost like the cat with nine lives. does this ruling in his political life at all? >> i think the announcement he made earlier this week did more so than today's conviction, and i think that mr. berlusconi has been seen in recent months -- the support for his party is declining, despite his fading charisma. i think gradually, italians are confining him to their past. >> john hooper in rome, thank you very much for that. a powerful car bomb has exploded in the syrian capital damascus, killing at least five people and wounding 32 more. >> the attack comes on day one of what was supposed to be a four-day cease-fire for the muslim holiday. >> activists say at least 70 people have been killed in violence across the country. then the bomb exploded when it shot district of damascus, mainly populated by sunni muslims. it detonated by a mosque and a playground set up for the festival. state television said that the victims included children. along with the bomb blast, there were rep
from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pullout of the soldiers. but the meeting confirms there would be no changes to the withdrawal plan. nato ministers insisted that afghan military and police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agreed to drop plans to train afghan troops and police to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary-general anders flores mussen insists it's based on assessment of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between na nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police or people wearing afghan uniforms have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of their ruling workers party. it's the first time the reclusive nation's leader kim jong-un has overseen the celebrations. workers lined up on the a hill in pyongyang to off
-president of candidates exchanged verbal blows in the u.s. presidential race. across europe this friday, there is collation and disbelief. the european union has won the nobel peace prize. >> most leaders are bogged down in efforts to deal with the eurozone debt crisis. >> there was a spontaneous and unprecedented round of applause. >> one i woke up, i did not expected to be such a good day. we received the news of the award of the global peace prize. >> it came as a surprise to many in brussels on rent for its historic role in honoring the continent. >> they have helped to transform most of europe from a continental or continental peace. >> the president of the european parliament's interrupted the business to to vienna to respond. >> for me, this is also a personal thing. everything i have worked for, all the energy into pushing this forward has been honored today. >> there was a last-minute change to the schedule. currently in finland ahead of the european council summit, the finnish prime minister played down the importance of the eu's achievement. >> we had the two world wars. the
a billion euros. he says the money will be used for consolidation and he is not planning any new acquisitions in the next two years. that ipo could be a hopeful sign for shares in the coming months. our markets correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> the ipo is a sign of hope for many traders. they are hoping for more ipos to come. 20% of the german mobile phone operator will soon be sold on the stock market according to its parent company. of the ipo process is planned to start as early as this week. all of this is good news for people in the trading floors because ipos only work when there is a certain not of confidence on the markets. a certain amount of reliability. with all of these new players on the stock market, many people here are hoping for stock prices to continue to rise. >> continuing to rise is not what they're doing now in europe. as you can see on the board in the background, putting on the brakes -- the dax down almost 0.3%. the eurostoxx 50 also sliding. the same in new york, the dow jones is losing its gains from yesterday. it was a strong start to the week.
transactions. >> the nobel prize for physics goes to the scientists from france and the u.s. >> we began in greece where tens of thousands of angry protesters filled the streets of athens on tuesday to greet german chancellor angela merkel. >> it is her first visit there since the eurozone crisis erupted. she reaffirmed their commitment to keep the debt-ridden state inside your's single currency but offered no promise of further aid. >> a new report on the greek reform process is due next month, and in the meantime, greece is negotiating highly unpopular austerity measures. protesters blamed merkel. >> this morning's peaceful protest turned violent in their early afternoon. police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. some 40,000 people took to the streets of athens to express their anger with the eu, the austerity measures, and the german chancellor. safely away from the protests, angela merkel said she understood the problems facing many greeks. she promised help as athens performs its health system. >> i believe it will be worth it in the long run. if problems are not solved now, t
school bus and shot her in the head. the pakistani taliban have confirmed. >>> sales clerks across the u.s. have been ringing up more customers at the check out counter. what are we seeing here? >> looks like more americans are loosening up their pursestrings and opening up their wallets because u.s. shoppers were busy again in september pushing retail sales higher for the third straight month. commerce department officials said on monday retail sales reached $412.9 billion last month. that's up 1.1% from august and better than market forecasts of around .7%. sales at department stores fell by two-tenths of a percent but most other retailers saw increases. electronics and home appliances rose 4.5% while gasoline sales were up 2.5%. autos were up over 1%. continued improvement comes after the nation's jobless rate fell below 8% in september for the first time in three years and eight market analysts are turning their attention to july to september gdp figures. they want to see if the economy can stay on the recovery track. u.s. markets ended higher largely on the back of improvements in the
that lebanon is used as a battleground and that lebanese pay the price. >> the syrian government denied it had any hand in the bombing. >> international envoy brahimi i in syria pushing for a temporary cease-fire. >> meanwhile, syria war -- syrian warplanes continue to fire on rebel positions. unconfirmed reports indicate that 150 people were killed on thursday. well, europe is set to get a banking regulator next year. at a two-day summit in brussels, eu leaders came up with a time line for the body to be gradually implemented in 2013. >> the details are still to be hashed out, but here's what we know right now -- the european central bank will function as supervisor in chief and have the power to intervene in any of the eurozone's 6000 banks. damages coming up with a time line was a compromise between france and germany, which had been at odds at the scope of the ecb's new powers and when they will be put in place. and it was a long night for the chancellor, but in the end, angela merkel got what she wanted. a eurozone banking supervisor will not go into operation in germany. >> people need t
point $329 lower than previous versions. apple pla to release the new device in the u.s., europe, and japan on friday next week. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> apple now enjoys aeay 70% share in a global market it created with introduction of the ipad two years ago. th firm's latt co-founder, steve jobs, had expressed reservation about developing a smaller ipad. he was concerned demand would be low. apple executives went ahead with the smaller device citing stiff competition from its rivals. google and a.m. zob started with smaller tablets less than the full size ipad and those sales are trending upward. microsoft is set to enter the tablet market with its own model this friday. the product comes with a cover that doubles as a keyboard. industry watchers say apple executives are feeling the heat as competitors introduced unique tablets with features the ipad was lacking. >> i mean, it will certainly expand apple's market, but i think the smaller form factor, if it is a cheaper price, that will get a lot of people who had not pur
favored international rivals. thanks for joining us. we start in syria where the military has agreed to a cease- fire over the four-day muslim holiday. >> international peace envoy lackdar brahimi has held talks to mediated truce starting on friday. >> all the one rebel group has rejected the proposal, the united nations hopes it could create the basis for dialogue and a longer lasting peace agreement. >> it is a statement many had been hoping for. an announcement on state television -- declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight -- reads a declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight. smoke and the sounds of fighting visible across what appears to be damascus, but it is not possible to verify when or where the video was recorded. i and other syrian hot spots, fighting continued throughout the day -- in other syrian hot spots. rebels in aleppo say they have taken control of several neighborhoods there. videos like these make scenes like this seem almost unreal. syrians risk a trip to the market for some last-minute holiday shopping. >> we ar
that will allow us to have hope, and hopefully, we have good news for columbia -- colombia. >> for almost half a century, leftist farc guerrillas have waged war, financing their campaign through drug trafficking and hostage-taking. their most prominent captive was the former colombian presidential candidate who spent six years in a jungle camp before her release. the fate of other hostages is still unknown. their families hope their concerns will be heard in oslo. >> we feel the pain, and we need to know the truth. these people need to be reunited with their loved ones. we are appealing to the government and to farc to put this at the top of the agenda and listen to victims. >> peace negotiations have failed three times before. now, the people looking to oslo for the long-awaited break through. >> colombians are longing for peace, but what exactly are the biggest obstacles that the government and rebels are bringing to the negotiating table? >> we put that question to our next guest. >> i think there are at least two big obstacles. one is to solve one of the biggest challenges of colombian his
the eu must finally decide. >> our correspondent is at the summit and joins us now from brussels. just how big are the differences right now between germany and france? are they really that significant? or are they being played out? >> it is not unusual for positions to be fairly extreme lethal -- fairly extremely far. you have some leeway during negotiations and the media focus very much on this german franco axis because it used to be -- traditionally, it has always been the engine -- the motor that has been keeping the european union going, and usually, the french and german chancellor and president would meet in the run-up to summits. they only did that today as a sort of last-minute meeting that happened before the summit, so relationships between angela merkel and francois hollande are clearly tense, but they also agree on a lot of things despite all the difference is that we hear about. they both want banking union. in fact, they agreed to that at the summit in june, so there's no doubt about that. >> this desire for agreement you are talking about -- will it lead to anything co
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." economists at the international monetary fund have said the risk of a slowdown are alarmingly high. they released their latest report to coincide with the imf and world bank meetings and the economists say they're concerned japanese banks are so heavily vested in government bonds. the report says japanese government bonds account for 24% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the n
's different for everybody, ally, but it gets really fatal. [ siren wails ] ery 10 minutes, someone in the u.s. is rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. e congorcoon.food allergies peanut alleres alone have tripled since our parents were kids. >> i have a friend who's allergic to almonds. >> my friends aralrg t nuts, berries, and milk. >> my best friend is allergic to peanuts. >> one of my friends, she's allergic to peanuts. [ d-mppio si playing ] >> unfortunately, many people don't realize just how serious food allergies can be. heather had to educate her friends and classmates and even a teacher who was using peanut candy for a science lesson. >> and s sd,hoalrg are you?" i said, "i can't be in the room if we're doing this experiment." and she dismissed me from class, meeachers, you know,eallyrning. help me out, and some teachers don't understand it. >> heather spoke about her condition at a conference in washington, d.c. she wainteby f.a.a.n., the food allergy and anaphylaxis network. >> it was really interesting 'cause i've never been with a grouof people o l unders
. >> in "speak of the week," teens tell us about their dream... vacation. >> we'll show you some kids making a difference while getting their hands dirty. >> hey, everyone. it's gabrielle douglas here, two-time olympic gold medalist, and you're watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> it's a behavior that's illegal in the workplace, but a new study finds it's shockingly common in school. it's called sexual harassment, and as carina reports, it's all around us. >> when somebody tries to touch somebody in a sexual way. >> when someone is trying to force you to do sexual stuff. >> physically touched in areas you don't want to be touched. >> i think sexual harassment is anything that can make a girl or a guy feel uncomfortable on any level -- if someone's touching them or even inappropriate comments. >> she's right. simply put, sexual harassment is teasing or touching in a way that makes someone feel uncomfortable. >> i look at sexual harassment as a kind of bullying. verbal harassment can be calling people names.
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in the studio by our east european affairs correspondent, who has been following this trial for us. first of all, how did the defense go down in the court today? >> i think what we see is a two-sided strategy. on the one side, they are trying to say the killings that happen happened in the cause of war and were not human rights violations -- the killings that happens happen in the cause of war -- the killings that happened happened in the course of war. >> we just heard it could take two years until we have a verdict in this case. is that a realistic assessment? >> i think so, yes. what we have to understand is the prosecution can refer to many verdicts that happened before. on that basis, many people have been brought to prison. that is shortening, at the end of the day, this trial. >> will this bring some sort of closure to this chapter in bosnia's history? >> it is hard to tell. very strong discussions about -- for example, when we take the case of bosnia-herzegovina, you will see many monuments celebrating bosnian serb on the other hand, in the concentration camps, there are not such remembr
streak. a superstorm could hit the u.s. east coast in the next 12 hours. >> hurricane sandy is preparing to make landfall. forecasters say it is on track to combine with an oncoming cold front. >> new york city has come to a standstill. officials have shut down public transport, schools, and the stock exchange. >> the national hurricane service says the storm and is gaining strength as it turns toward the coast. >> in norfolk, va., hurricane sandy is hitting the coast with strong winds and heavy rains. some areas are already under water. even though the full force of the storming is yet to come. in ocean city, md., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracin
. >> i expect us to agree on a detailed outline early next year and to complete the planned well before the end of 2013. >> how many soldiers will stay in afghanistan as advisers has yet to be decided. >> in berlin, the foreign ministry is hosting a conference on international peacekeeping. >> the german foreign minister said demands to supply police forces should be affected in the security council itself. >> the main focus of the conference so far has been on the need for specialized police training in conflict areas. >> liberia and west africa -- liberia in west africa has suffered through two civil wars. now, the united nations is helping the country establish its own police force, but the organization says it needs more experts to help with operations. crisis teams will need training for special circumstances. >> well versed in to investigate sexual and gender-based violence or to counter organized crime. >> the un also wants to promote more female police officers in africa. violence in africa is widespread in many parts of the continent. the german foreign minister told police rep
. they had made him unacceptable, and when obama did use that -- did not use that in the fourth debate, it was a serious mistake. >> i want to talk about the women's vote. >> made a concerted effort to hire women who have backgrounds that made them qualified to be members of our candidate. i went to women's groups and said, can you help us find folks, and they brought us hold binders full of women. >> that went viral almost immediately. what set that off? >> the binders. smalley, that did not bother me. what bothered me wasay, i foundt romney's people did not approach the women's groups for suggestions. the women's groups approach romney and said, you don't have any women, you don't have any women and bain, you need to to get women. >> a number of polls indicate that president obama's lead among women voters is shrinking, and i don't just mean republican women, but college-educated women who are liberal on social issues arm moving towards romney. >> i talked to someone over the weekend said that all of this is about who you want be married to, and in the first debate, obama was so peev
. welcome. the new gilded age is roaring down on us. an uncaged tiger on a rampage. walk out to the street in front of our office and turn right, and you can see the symbol of it. a fancy new skyscraper, going up two blocks away. when finished, this high rise among high rises will tower 1,000 feet. the tallest residential building in the city. "the new york times" has dubbed it the global billionaire's club, and for good reason. at least two of the apartments are under contract for more than $90 million each. others, more modest, range in price from $45 million to more than $50 million. simultaneously, the powers that be have just awarded donald trump, yes, that donald trump, the right to run a golf course in the bronx which taxpayers are spending at least $97 million to build. what amounts to a public subsidy, says the indignant city comptroller for a luxury golf course. good grief. a handout to the pollute contracts. this is a city where economic inequality rivals that of a third world country. of america's 25 largest cities new york is now the most unequal. the median income for the bot
storms sandy wreaks havoc in the u.s. and canada. >> swiss banking giant ubs announces plans to fire more than 10,000 employees and a treatment from investment banking. >> the man due to challenge angela merkel in next year's german elections denies neglecting his duties as a lawmaker by moonlighting. >> new york is closed for business in the aftermath of super storm sandy, which left at least 30 people dead. >> damages are likely to surpass those of last year's hurricane irene. sandy has move left much flooding in its wake, paralyzing new york's mass transit system and leaving millions in the dark -- sandy has left much flooding in its wake. >> here is more from america's most populous city. >> the storm has moved on, but the water remains. many of the city's road and subway tunnels are still flooded. public transport will be out of action for days to come. the effects of sandy can be seen on the streets -- residents are relieved that the worst is now behind them. >> well, last night, we could look down this street here, and we saw the river coming toward us. it actually look like someth
, influencing lawmakers in state after state using alec as a front. here's another example. the american bail coalition, which represents the bail bond industry, pulls no punches about writing alec's model bills itself. in a newsletter a few years back, the coalition boasted that it had written 12 alec model bills "fortifying the commercial bail industry." here's jerry watson, senior legal counsel for the coalition, speaking at an alec meeting in 2007. he has a law to offer. >> there is a model bill for you to review if you might be interested in introducing such a measure. >> he'll even help legislators amend it. >> now if you don't like the precise language of these suggested documents, can they be tweaked by your legislative counsel? well absolutely. and will we work with them on that and work with you and your staff on that? absolutely. >> all the lawmakers have to do is ring him up. >> there is a phone number there for our executive offices in washington d.c. we are prepared to help you and your staff and support this legislation in any way that we can. >> and guess what? there's gold at
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